Finnish delegation to share city planning experience

Update: October, 20/2014 - 09:21
Finland's Minister for Economic Affairs, Jan Vapaavuori. — Photo

HCM CITY (VNS) — Smart-city solutions and deepened innovation and business cooperation between Viet Nam and Finland are on the agenda when Finland's Minister for Economic Affairs, Jan Vapaavuori, visits Ha Noi today and HCM City tomorrow.

Minister Vapaavuori's official delegation will include 30 Finnish businesspeople from companies representing a wide range of different fields, including IT, clean-tech solutions and education.

The education group will share expertise with Vietnamese counterparts in teaching and learning methods, an area in which Finland is especially strong.

At a special seminar in HCM City tomorrow, urbanisation and building smarter cities for the future will be explored.a

The seminar will include talks about Finland's smart solutions city design, intelligent traffic arrangements and effective waste and water management, as well as smarter administration and better living standards directly linked to better education.

Through decades of cooperation, Viet Nam and Finland have built a very strong foundation, and are now looking to create new partnerships in the fields of science, research, culture and education, as well as stronger trade and economic ties.

In Ha Noi, Minister Vapaavuori and his delegation will meet several ministers and ministry representatives.

A bilateral air traffic agreement between Viet Nam and Finland will be signed at the Ministry of Transport tomorrow. — VNS